Documents associated with: lecture tour, plans for US
Record 7 of 10
Dear Mrs. Gardner,
I am delighted to know that you are here again - and if my book has had anything to do with your arrival, I shall consider myself a success indeed! - Julian had told me of your appearance in Paris - and tonight I wandered in here after an absence of some time, so that you will understand how your note has been unanswered -
Do come and see us. We have a delightful old house in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, - No. 21 facing the river -- and the most charming garden in London!
If disengaged, why might you not come tomorrow afternoon at about 4.30 or 5 o'clock? and let us offer you a cup of tea.
I will tell Mr. Heinemann the publisher tomorrow [about] the book - it is only just out - and I need not say how delighted I am that you should have thought of possessing it.
Perhaps you would send us a wire in the morning.
21 Cheyne Walk
With kindest regards to yourself and Mr. Gardner.
Very sincerely yours,
James M. Whistler
Envelope:Mrs. John L. Gardner,
The Berkeley Hotel,
[postmark:] [...] 17 JULY 1890
1. [17 July 1890]
Dated from postmark.
This may have been added by the copyist.
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.
JW and his wife never went to America.
8. Van [illegible]
The typescript leaves two blanks in this sentence, presumably where words could not be read by the transcriber. Likewise the envelope has not been fully transcribed.